BOSTON (CBS) – Chambers Bay in Washington state is the site of the U.S. Open this weekend, marking the first time ever that golf’s second major will take place in the Pacific Northwest.
Chambers Bay, which opened in 2007, is a links-style course that is not easy to get to, so many of the golfers set to tee off are unfamiliar with it, if not altogether uncomfortable.
Judging by the photos and videos you might have seen online, the course isn’t exactly in the best shape, which has caused some golfers to already start complaining about the conditions.
In this video you’ll see a golf ball easily being bounced off the surface of the fairway:
Touch firm out here pic.twitter.com/1eiiqz2QcF— Lee McCoy (@LeeMcCoyGolf) June 16, 2015
This picture illustrates the rough condition of the greens:
And here is a video of the 18th green unable to absorb water:
Adam Jones discussed the situation Wednesday night on 98.5 The Sports Hub.
“Complaining about the course and giving themselves a built-in excuse before the thing even gets going is a joke,” Jones said. “But I’ll tell you what, it’s probably going to get me to watch.”